There are certain types of fires and emergencies that we frequently respond to. Often, thankfully, they do not turn into major incidents, and because of this, we consider them just “routine” responses. Well, more often than we would like, they can become anything but routine. Gas leaks, downed wires, carbon monoxide alarms, kitchen fires and other incidents can turn deadly for us and for those we are sworn to protect. My book “RESPONDING TO ROUTINE EMERGENCIES” addresses these types of responses, pointing out the potential hazards, and how to safely mitigate such incidents.
The workbook has test questions, topics for drill, and scenarios for each chapter. Together, the two books give need-to-know information for both firefighters and fire officers. I hope the books and other material on this site will spark enthusiastic conversations geared toward improving and reinforcing training for “routine” responses.